I thought Hell was supposed to be Scorching!
Since the last 6 months or so am living in a place called Korba in Chhattisgrah, India also known as the Power capital of the country and appropriately so. I mean there’s a clearing in between the numerous power plants from where you can count 19 chimneys if you go for a 360 degree view. Yeah we don’t lack in electricity but we sure do have a huge Oxygen deficit out here causing people here to feel stuffy and tired all the time. And then there is ASH!
Ash is all this post is about. We at Korba have been facing an Ash crisis since last few months details of which I can’t go into but just understand that the situation is like ‘you are eating too much while the toilet is already overflowing!’ Got it na? Anyways in this regard only Iwas alotted 2 shifts at the Ash Silo and man isn’t that place a living hell ( while I was driving for my shifts I literally listened to Highway to Hell by ACDC!!)
When you start getting near the silo area all you can see all around you is white powdery substance (which you may or may not confuse with snow at first sight! I did BTW! :-P) And then when you finally get you are greeted by a landmass that really looks like an island of snow or an iceberg or a glacier or a white sand beach or whatever…you must have got the picture (Again if you haven’t, can’t help you out as pictures aren’t allowed I think!). Its when I finally settled down there for my shift that I began to realise how much more stuffy the air in that place was ( I am comparing with the Plant ofcourse!) and then the 8 hours seemed like Dilli Door Hai!
The night shift was even better(Sarcastic!). The ash, I was told absorbs lots of moisture leading to lowering down of the temperature of the area as a whole and thus comes the heading of the post : I thought Hell was supposed to be scorching! It seems that whenever we humans try to enact God, we do screw up bigtime. I mean the hell that we created was Freezing man, comeon! Anyways am glad that the tryst is now finally over, so Homewards Ahoy!